No good day

I’ve been alive for over 17,000 days. However, I cannot point to a single day where I can say that I deserve the mercy and grace extended to me through Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Not one.

I have good news that sounds like bad news. You don’t have an acceptable day either. Not one. This is good news because it means it’s not up to you and me. It is not by our best efforts, the summation of our good works, that we earn salvation. Rather, we are freely gifted deliverance from sin because God loves us, because Jesus willingly accepted the punishment for our sins.

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. (Ephesians 2:8-10)

If you’ve not done it already, I encourage you to receive this gift today. Right now. Admit that you have no good day to offer and ask Jesus to show you an eternity of bright new mornings. Peace!

About Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in 1993, his MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1996, and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida in 1999. He is a mechanical engineering professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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